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‘World’s deadliest bird’ the cassowary kills owner with huge claws while he fed it

A man has been attacked and killed by the ‘world’s deadliest bird’.

The 75-year-old man was savaged after he stumbled in the cassowary’s enclosure while feeding it in Florida.

A cassowary is a large, flightless bird native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and north-eastern Australia.

The birds can kill humans and other animals with their huge talons capable of ripping open flesh.

The man, named in US media as Marvin Hajos, was mauled at 10am yesteday.

Lieutenant Brett Rhodenizer, from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, told mycbs4.com : “Unfortunately, he did not survive his injuries at the hospital.”

“We are working in our investigation to confirm this was in fact a tragic accident for a man and his family.”

The bird was reportedly being kept at the property as a pet. It has since been secured at the site, police said.

Cassowarys are not traded for meat in the US but are kept by some collectors.

The can grow up to 6ft tall and are described by San Diego Zoo as the most dangerous bird in the world due to their “dagger-like claws”…Continue Reading

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